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and there are some big races on the ballot in washington d.c. some people are waiting in line for hours in order to cast their ballots. bruce johnson joins us now from american elementary school in northwest washington. -- from merch elementary school in northwest washington. >>reporter: hi, jc, we're off reno road in northwes washington. the precinct 33, merch elementary school turnout all morning long has been brisk. most people here voting by paper ballot, some 700 paper ballots have been cast by late morning. now, obviously the presidential race, obama/romney is driving a lot of this traffic, but also you've got some highly- contested local races. incumbents michael brown facing stiff challenges. you've got a couple of charter issues that are extremely important here. one of them says that people convicted of felonies can no longer seek public office. you might think that's a stretch, well, we've had two councilmembers who have pled guilty to felonies, one serving prison time right now and another one awaiting sentencing, that being the council chairman. we were also at shepherd elementary
to this real looming problem of the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: congress returns to washington next week. but it is likely lawmakers will push closing a deal right up to the deadline. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. >>> now, the president is set to speak at 1:00. we will be streaming it live on our web site. wusatv9.com. >>> former democratic national committee chair terry mcauliffe is running for political office and sent an e-mail announcing he will run for governor of virginia. he tried for governor last year but lost in the democratic provide mare. since the current governor republican bob mcdonald cannot run again, they are seeking the republican nomination. >>> this election day, maryland became one of the three states to pass the same-sex marriage by popular vote. the first weddings take place in january but as chris fisher report, one local company has been planning these kinds of weddings for the last 13 years. >> same-sex weddings may be new to maryland but not catherine. >> the web site is gay weddings.com. we are a comprehensive planning resource for same-sex co
obama heads back to washington to face the same divided congress in his secd term. >> the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock. to solve all our problems. >> reporter: the president swept almost all the battleground states. giving him a decisive victory in the electoral college. but the popular vote was much closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: during the president's speech here, he promised to work across party lines. he'll have to, congress remains split. democrats held on to the senate, while republicans kept the majority in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech romney also expressed the need to find common ground. >> and at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the president is facing some major crises. most urgently a fiscal cliff that's looming nex
conversations with "the washington post" reporter, he's admitted to many more rapes going back to the early 1990's. in fact at the end of this month, he was scheduled to plead guilty in a leesburg rape from 2001. now that could be in jeopardy. if there's no plea deal in this case here in prince william county, a trial will move forward. that's something prosecutor paul ebert was hoping to avoid to keep all the victims from testifying but he says he's ready if it's going to go to trial. >> thanks. peggy is live in manassas, virginia. >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown will go before two judges. he's scheduled to be sentence on violating a campaign statute. in federal court he's awaiting for sentencing for lying on loan applications. both of these crimes carry a six-month sentence. it's happening in federal court today. bruce johnson has been covering the sentence. he has the latest now. bruce? >> reporter: hi, mike. former councilman chairman kwame brown has been sentenced here in federal court. he was sentenced on the felony charge of bank fraud. here's the sentence and came as a surprise
to require us to broadcast advertisements for mr. terry, who is not running for office in washington, d.c., maryland or virginia. we will be asking the fcc to reconsider its decision. >>> we have continuing coverage of the upcoming national and local elections on our website. just go to wusa9.com, then click on the campaign 2012 banner at the top of our home page. >>> dc council member mary chai is holding a here on signs from traffic cameras. dc mayor has moved to reduce fines for violators caught speeding up to 10 miles over the speed limit to $50 instead of the current $75. for those going 11-15 miles per hour over the limit, fines would drop to $125. however, those going faster than that would get $300 tickets instead of the current $250 tickets. despite today's council hearing the mayor's administrative changes to the speed camera policy do not require council approval, and they are scheduled to go into effect starting today. >>> one week after superstorm sandy devastated parts of the east coast, many are still struggling without power. they have flooded homes, gasoline shortages a
-- randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >> the f.b.i. began investigating petraeus after a woman said broadwell was sending her harassing e- mails. >>> parades marked veterans day on sunday from coast to coast. at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to those who didn't make it back home alive. the president said the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to be there for returning veterans and their families, not just now but always. the president also noted this was the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> and this is video from the new york city veterans day parade. thousands lined the streets of manhattan sunday for the parade cheering and waving a flag. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after storm sandy hit the area. >>> the hunt continues for the gunman who shot a taco bell manager in columbia, maryland. howard county police say two men confronted the manager outside the res
business. >>reporter: in northeast washington, kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> luckily no one was inside that building when the fire broke out. >>> we're going to be back in two minutes, but before we go to our commercial break, here at wusa9, we are donating $1 to the american red cross sandy relief fund for every everyone who likes us on facebook. it's a quick and easy way for you to help victims. we'll be right back. >>> all right, i'm back. >>> we know that maryland voters are facing some crucial issues when they go to the polls on tuesday, besides gambling and gay marriage, governor o'malley's congressional redistricting plan is going to be on the ballot. it is question 5. what is at stake, what does it mean? city councilman phil an draws is here to tell me -- andrews is here to tell me exactly what is this redistricting plan. why is it and what does it mean? >> thank you for having me. voters have a major decision to make because what was done by the governor and the general assembly was to approve new congressional districts that are extremely gerrymandered and split up communiti
's all part of their ongoing investigation. in northeast washington, kristin fisher, 9news now. >>> bge is close to restoring power to all its d.c. region customers. we just checked with them, and they are reporting that 620 customers in anne arundel county are still without power. there are 51 outages in howard county. and there are 11 outages in prince george's county. 12 in montgomery county. excuse me. hope is on the way -- help is on the way for thousands of new jersey residents without power. dominion power is sending -- excuse me. 1500 workers -- along with the fleet of trucks to new jersey tomorrow. the crews will be in the state for at least two weeks. >>> those crews are heading to new jersey, they'll have their work cut out for them. right now more than a million and a half residents are still without power but as alison harmelin reports for many going days without power is the least of their troubles. >> reporter: this storm left just half the house. the roof somehow intact while the water tore away floors and doors. >> it was just cut out. >> reporter: many of the neighbors
that occurred in northeast washington. the victim's, a woman and two men were apparently innocent bystanders at a bp gas station on being road northeast. he got into a dispute is with the gas station clerk. went to his car and came back shooting. the get away car was found later after a collision with a van but the gunman had fled the scene. nancy palosy says she will run to keep her job. her colleagues made it clear that she shouldn't think of leaving. she won reelection in san francisco. but at age 72 she did not say whether or not she plans to run for office when her term ends. she made history at the first woman speaker of the house when elected in 2007. senior fbi officials are scheduled to brief congressional investigators today on the affair that broke down cia director david patraeus. they'll ask about thousands of emails between a tampa socialite. daniel nottingham has more. >> reporter: he will testify about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. before he handed in his resignation he was scheduled to appear at hearings this week. the details of the new hearings
. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> top national security officials were on capitol hill this week to deal with the fallout from the petraeus sex scandal. defense secretary leon panetta has ordered a review of ethics training for military officers. >>> we're following news of an oil rig explosion in the gulf of mexico. the u.s. coast guard says at least two people were killed and two others are missing. four people were rushed to the hospital. this happened off the coast of louisiana just a short while ago. the explosion comes a day after bp oil agreed to pay $4.5 billion for the deepwater horizon oil rig disaster that occurred 2 1/2 years ago. >>> well, the missing child that sparked an amber alert this morning has been found. 18-month-old alexis rose carwile and her mother, jennifer, were found around 6:30 in atlanta, maryland. both are safe. the father, eric eugene black was taken into custody earlier this morning. the alert was triggered last night from halifax county, virginia. >>> a surprise verdict declared in the buoy state murder trial. alexis simpson, the you
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